With AC power the parent is correct. However I think the power factor used by most devices is over
I've never understood this obsession with boot times, particuarly on a laptop with good sleep/suspend support.
Every laptop I've owned since 2001 has been very reliable at suspend/resume, taking only a couple of seconds to go to sleep or wake up.
And a full charge on the battery will last over a week on suspend.
The researchers claim to be working on a tool, dubbed Proc_Scope that will use specific numerical expressions to identify the processor type, and to be working on an algorithm that can help identify a specific processor.
That all sounds quite involved and somewhat fragile.
Or you could just use the CPUID instruction. Its been around since the original pentium.
Its true, the english love to queue. My dad once said when he was in london he stopped on the street and bent down to tie his shoelaces. When he finished and stood up he saw a queue had formed behind him...
Obviously bollox, but when I was there I don't know how many times I went to the train station and there were 10-20 people queuing at one ticket window, and right next to that window there was another window only one or two people queuing up.
I suggest you chuck a large block of chocolate over the fence as a special treat for it. I hear dogs really love that stuff.
Today's scientific question is: What in the world is electricity? And where does it go after it leaves the toaster? -- Dave Barry, "What is Electricity?"